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Re: reg exp question

On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 10:56:12AM +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> Shao Zhang wrote:
>   >Hi,
>   >	I have very limited reg exp knowledge, but I need this badly...
>   >
>   >	Could someone tell me how to write a sed script to replace the
>   >	following string?
>   >
>   >	From string \textsc{Foo} to Foo
>   >
>   >	Thanks for your help.
> sed -e 's/\\textsc{\(.*\)}/\1/'

This goes wrong if you have two of these expressions on one line:

\textsc{Foo} \textsc{Bar}


Foo} \textsc{Bar

If `Foo' cannot contain any `}' characters, then you can solve this with

sed -e 's/\\textsc{\([^}]*\)}/\1/g'

If `Foo' does contain `}' (like \textsc{\Foo{\Bar}}) then I don't know
how to handle that.

If this really is TeX, you could probably add


somewhere at the top of your document to get the desired result.


 E.L. Meijer (tgakem@chem.tue.nl)
 Eindhoven Univ. of Technology
 Lab. for Catalysis and Inorg. Chem. (SKA)

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